Creating A Simple Red, White & Blue Indoor Picnic

June 27, 2018
Good Morning and welcome to my easy and festive Red, White and Blue indoor picnic! I am ever so proud to be an American so creating this patriotic tablescape was right up my alley. Throughout most of my life the Fourth of July has been celebrated with a parade in the morning followed by a picnic in the afternoon. ( I do love a picnic) So in keeping with tradition, minus the parade, we avoided the heat and brought the picnic indoors!



After I share my Red, White and Blue tablescape with you today, you will find much more festive inspiration at the end of this post with links included too.



I enjoy making crafts out of paper and although I am not that great at doing so, I can make rosettes! They are such a thrifty and super cute way to add dimension and color to your Holiday decorating.



I layered our indoor picnic table with a metal tiered tray, a variety of stars, jars, lanterns, flags and oodles of flowers from my garden, then I tossed in patriotic koozies and pop-its as take home party favors. I used the party favors as part of the patriotic décor so they serve double duty!



I am a jar nut so I am always saving or even buying jars. For this red, white and blue table I used these pint size mason jars as vases painting them with white chalk paint.



Last but not least is our front door topped off with this festive red, white and blue wreath that I made awhile ago.



Our family is filled with courageous soldiers who have served and still do. We even had a female soldier in our family and that is my Aunt Madge, who was a nurse in WWII. She served on the island of Guam, where she met my Uncle Taylor ( a real love story.) So when I reflect on the memories of celebrating independence day I do so with a full heart.






We shared a little early 4th of July celebration this weekend with these cuties, they are the best cooks, crafters and helpers in Texas!

Our menu was an all American meal complete with grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and French Fries.

Followed by two red, white and blue themed desserts that the girls helped me to make and they are so simple and festive.



I served these two desserts on my Mom's glass party dishes from the 5o's. Strawberry jello served with fresh whipped cream and topped with red, white and blue sprinkles, accompanied by fresh strawberry shortcake and a dollop of whip cream.




Thank you so much for joining me today! I enjoyed sharing my red, white and blue table with you. It is an easy table to put together and provides just the right amount of fun, patriotism and best of all clean up! You can easily tweak this simple red, white and blue table to suit your individual needs without breaking the bank!

Now onto these other creators as they share their tablescapes with you!


Monday


Home Is Where The Boat Is//Red Cottage Chronicles//Belle Bleu Interiors//A Casa Di Bianca//




Tuesday


Corner Of Plaid and Paisley// Everyday Living// Life and Linda// Knock It Off Kim//




Wednesday


At Home With Jemma//The Painted Apron//Living With Thanksgiving// Our Crafty Mom//




Thursday


PMQ for two// Debbee's Buzz//Camelot Art Creations// Celebrate and Decorate//




Friday



Around My Table// Blue Sky At Home//My French Twist// Me and My Captain//


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Comments

  1. Your table is so much fun, Jemma! Of course, your zinnias were the first thing my eye went to. They look great in the red container on the red checked cloth. Your table has so much life and happiness. You have the best ideas and crafting is your gift! If I just had half your energy!
    Your girls are so adorable. I just want to hug them. How fun to share dessert making with them. Those desserts look delicious and festive and I love the presentation on your vintage dessert tray!
    Thanks for the links from the past two days. That took some time!

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  3. Good morning Jemma. First off, I must say that your granddaughters are beautiful and how nice that they are helpers! I love everything about your table, especially the clean-up part! An indoor picnic is so appropriate with the oppressive heat and humidity. Your crafted party favors are so cute and their double duty table decor is perfect! The flowers from your garden are colorful and festive. I must say fresh strawberry shortcake would be delicious with my coffee this morning. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you sweet friend! ❤️🇺🇸

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  4. Everything looks so festive and pretty. We love the 4th too, so much to celebrate.

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  5. Your indoor picnic looks so fun which is evident from the wonderful smiles on your girls faces!! I love that you included the book with the Constitution amd the Declaration of Independence on your table, a great reminder of what we are celebrating. I enjoyed your story about your aunt and uncle, much thanks to all who have served in the military- true patriotism. Your rosettes sure bring a fun pop to the table and I love your hydrangea wreath!!! Thanks so much for sharing all this with us, I always enjoy hopping with you!

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  6. Your paper creations are so cute Jemma!! Your table is summer fresh and so inviting, and shouts let's have some fun! I love all your patriotic touches and desserts! You certainly had some cute helpers, and I thank your family for their service. It's lovely hopping with you!

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  7. I especially liked how you incorporated the old-fashioned fans into the centerpiece for a fun, nostalgia feel

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  8. Jemma, what a beautiful 4th of July table! I love the pretty zinnias.They make the perfect centerpiece. The food looks most scumptious! That beautiful hydrangea wreath caught my eye. I may have to borrow your idea and make one myself! It has been so much fun blog hopping with you!!!

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  9. An indoor picnic is a great idea these days! It's so hot, I'd much rather sit inside and enjoy the pretty decorations. That cold jello with pretty toppings looks perfect for a hot day. Enjoy your grand girls! :)

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  10. How fun to move the picnic indoors! I love your paper rosettes, they are such fun for the holiday! The white jars make perfect vases and those glass party plates of your mother's remind me of ones my mother had, also! Thank you for sharing your table styling talents and joining us in another hop! Happy 4th!

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  11. Good morning dearest Jemma! You work so hard my friend, to bring so many love-drenched goodness to the table for your family. May your July celebration be a happy one with the people you love.

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  12. I love your aunt's love story. And what a fun, festive table. Love the rosettes -- must think about making something like that. And the photos are terrific. Menu looks good too. You're set for a grand celebration!

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  13. What a fun tablescape and oh do I love our patriotic colors. And those helpers are beautiful! YES...loving those snack plates as I call them. I have lots of them. Happy 4th to you and yours sweet Jemma. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. Everything looks so festive and yummy. And between you and me, indoor picnics are the only kind of picnics to have in Texas! Girl I'm hot!

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  15. So clever Jemma! you are so talented. I love the American meal too and the wink from your grand daughter is adorable. I can tell she is following in your footsteps. Both of your grand daughters are lovely as is your table and rosettes.
    Kari@meandmycaptain

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  17. Beautiful post. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
    Marilyn

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  18. Have wonderful 4TH OF JULY. A lovely post.
    Marion

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  19. What lovely little helpers you have. Great idea a picnic indoors. Your little crafts are darling. What a fun and creative table. Your family deserves so much credit for serving. xo

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  20. Oh, how beautiful, Jemma! You are always so inspiring! God bless you, sweet friend. :)

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  23. Your helpers and crafters are the CUTEST Jemma...what beautiful girls and smiles! And who doesn't love a picnic even indoors?! I love all your festive details from the paper rosettes to flowers and treats. I'm a jar lover too. Congratulations on 'Making It'!! I'm looking forward to tuning in and watching you get crafty! See you Friday for your Garden Party. ♥

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  25. An indoor picnic is such a good idea, and you executed it wonderfully. I especially love that wreath - so so lovely! Enjoyed the post Jemma!

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  26. Jemma, the flowers you've chosen are stunning. SO lively and full of colour, I wish I had some!
    I think adding the constitution is a great touch as well, I wonder how many people read it often? Happy 4th!

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  27. Your table is beautiful...I think it has something to do with the lovely ladies sitting there! ;) The hydrangea wreath is outstanding, too...your home is decked out to welcome guests from the door to table...enjoy!

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  28. Love your indoor picnic! You certainly have captured the spirit of America! Your wreath is gorgeous too. Although I will be celebrating Canada Day, I thoroughly have enjoyed touring your 4th of July table!

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  30. What a pretty and fun tablescape. It looks like your grandkids totally enjoyed it too! I love your rosettes. They really set the stage for a warm and welcoming fourth!

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  31. I love a picnic indoors or out and this table is filled with fun! When it comes to paper crafting rosettes are my go to and I love yours. I'm planning on having the same All-American meal for the fourth as well. This hope has been so much fun and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  34. Jemma, as usual, you've incorporated flowers into your tablescape. I love how you mixed in our Texas flag too So pretty for a family meal.

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  35. Beautiful, I love picnic too! Happy 4th of July!

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  36. Oh my gosh, I'm now craving strawberry jello! I love how the colors of your centerpiece flowers offset the red, white and blue - such fun! You truly did bring the parade to your how with your fun paper fans and the popits. Thanks so much for sharing such an adorable setting!

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